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July 14, 2014

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12:01 PM | The Changing Upernavik Waterfront
Project Background: Changing conditions in Greenland’s northwest glaciers over the last decade have led to a range of questions about water temperature and circulation patterns in the fjords where ocean water meets the glacial fronts.

July 11, 2014

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8:00 AM | Jarn’s Journal Year 10 Day 132 #IAN1
Year 10 Day 132 Patches and I are swimming every morning before it gets too terribly hot, but in the afternoons I’ve gone back to exploring. I’ve decided the ice cap (or whatever it is) at the North Pole should be my next priority, so I’ve been flying due north from the volcanic island near […]

July 07, 2014

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9:22 PM | Greenland melt may have pushed sea level six meters higher in the past
Ocean sediment tells a tale of a smaller ice sheet.

July 05, 2014

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11:12 AM | Who can afford to hold back rising seas?
Though using dikes to protect the world from rising sea levels will generally make economic sense, explains Jochen Hinkel from the Global Climate Forum, poor countries may not have the resources to do so.

Hinkel, J., Lincke, D., Vafeidis, A., Perrette, M., Nicholls, R., Tol, R., Marzeion, B., Fettweis, X., Ionescu, C. & Levermann, A. & (2014). Coastal flood damage and adaptation costs under 21st century sea-level rise, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (9) 3292-3297. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1222469111

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June 26, 2014

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5:30 AM | Prehistoric Greenland Ice Melt Led to 20-Foot Sea Rise
The Greenland ice sheet collapsed 400,000 years ago causing worldwide sea levels to rise between 13 and 20 feet.
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